Detention is one of the most harmful aspects of the UK’s asylum and immigration system. Find out the basic facts about detention in this great little video by Help Refugees.
Right to Remain is seeking to recruit volunteer board members for our Management Committee. We are looking for people with the skills, experience, energy and time to commit to our vital work – we are particularly interested in hearing from people with experience in line management, project management, fundraising, or communications, and/or with good administrative and organisational skills.
30 September: actions in London, Manchester and Newcastle to protest the introduction of immigration checks in the NHS.
The Minister for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has brought in a policy of passport checks for all patients accessing NHS services and is planning to introduce regulations that demand upfront payment from people who don’t qualify for free care.
On 10 September, Right to Remain held its annual gathering in Liverpool. We were joined by groups and individuals from across the UK, to share information, learning, inspiration and hopes and fears for the year ahead.
This year, groups from Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Gateshead, Sunderland, Hartlepool, London, Bristol, Nottingham, Coventry, Brighton, Sheffield and more came together and created an amazing day of the meeting of minds and hearts.
The programme showed just how dehumanising detention is – of both those detained, and those that work there. “If he dies, he dies” said one guard about a man severely in need of help.
Ijeoma Datha-Moore of Just for Kids Law writes of her struggles with border enforcement as a child, and the Against Borders for Children campaign.
In Sheffield, Right to Remain is supporting a new volunteer group to help newly-arrived people to prepare for their asylum interviews.
The asylum, or substantive, interview is one of the most important parts of your asylum application. Our Toolkit can help you to understand the procedures, know your rights, what you can do to prepare, and what to expect for the rest of the process.
Immigration and asylum law explained, in accessible language. This is our blog of legal resources for non-lawyers. With explanation of important legal developments in immigration, asylum and human rights law, and links to further resources. more
Info and resources for researching country of origin information for asylum applications. more
Details of immigration detention centres in the UK. more
Search for immigration and asylum legal advisors more